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Is Coeur d'Alene Supercharger still happening?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by psingram, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. psingram

    psingram Member

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    Well, I guess the supercharger at Cor de Lane was only a dream, any one out there have any info on it?? With the new opening in Superior, MT the e-mail I got stated the it would help with travel between Spokane and points east. Problem is there is no charging to speak of in Spokane from Ritzville WA to Superior, MT on Google Maps is 229 mi and there is a HUGE climb coming out of Idaho (if I remember ). Done that route 2 or 3 times on our Goldwing, but it has been a few years.
    We want to attend a large Model S rally in Custer SD next spring and I don't think the charging is there to make it. Any info would be sweet.
     
  2. S-dog

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    It's still happening. Probably by spring.
     
  3. Pricee2

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    EV Trip Planner says it is 199 miles and will take 228 rated miles at speed factor of 1 and temp of 60 degrees. Doable in an MS85 in favorable weather. Drive a little slower or if you are running out of electrons or stop at the Silver Dollar Bar in Haugan, Mt. (31 miles west of Superior) for food/bio break and charge (free) on one of there two NEMA 14-50 outlets in the camp area behind the building.

    A better plan would be to stop at the hotel in Coeur d'Alene and charge for free on one of their two HPWC's while you eat at their restaurant (you have to be a "guest" to use the chargers). This assumes no other SC's are completed between Ritzville and Superior before your trip.
     
  4. psingram

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    Great info, thanks a bunch. Just found out the bigger worry is the waste land between eastern Montana and Custer SD. Oh, and I have not been able to get my EV Trip Planer account to give me anything but the contribute to my collage fund page for over a week. Grrrrrrrr.
     
  5. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Just use EV Trip Planer without logging in. That works fine for now.
     
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    Is there a planned rally for Custer SD in May 2015?
     
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    Yes. I'll send you the email from the organizer.
     
  8. SW2Fiddler

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    I'm planning to go from MN to Seattle and back, bracketing the second weekend in May. Yes, starting from Houston TX. Obviously I am hoping for developments along I-90 as well as on the path up from TX!
     
  9. JackA

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    #9 JackA, Dec 27, 2014
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    We are planning a Spring 2015 trip from Washington to Kansas. While it seems possible to make it from the Ritzville, WA SC to the Superior, MT SC I have been looking for an "assurance" charge opportunity in Coeur d'Alene, ID. On the Tesla Motors Super Charger site I found two 80A Tesla HPWC at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. They are listed as guest only but I am hoping that eating at their restaurant counts. I will be calling them later this month and will post what I find out. As to driving from Ritzville to Superior it is a 199 mile segment through the mountains. EV Trip Planner (set at 300 Lbs/40 degrees/0.9 Speed) indicates 224 Rated Miles. Our plan is to Range Charge at Ritzville and as we drive the 70 miles to Spokane decide if we should spend some time charging in Coeur d'Alene. Perhaps while eating lunch...

    Amended 12/27/2014: The Coeur d'Alene Resort HPWC are 40A! I'll be calling FredA from PlugShare.
     
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    I found these options, one in Spokane and one in CDA...
     

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